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, not in the south of france, but in martha's vineyard and that has triggered the expected criticism from corners of capitol hill. of course who are the middle of a five-week vacation. "usa today" is reporting the first family is going to be staying at the $7 million home of a top democratic donor and, of course, bill clinton also vacationed in martha's vineyard during his time in the white house but he famously and i know that gene will remember this and ed will remember this, he famously switched his vacation destination after dick morris took polls to see which vacation spots would be better and they found out that wyoming, surprisingly enough, is better than martha's vineyard. nantucket is better than martha's vineyard but i don't think you'll find that in the poll. "usa today" is remibdsing us this morning franklin roosevelt was criticized for spending time on his yacht. john adams spent seven months in quincy, massachusetts, on his farm in 1797 and actually accused of abdicating his office and that criticism didn't help his bid for the second term. now, for republicans who are ready to poun
more. he's on martha's vineyard, that's where the president is because he's on vacation. dan, everybody has been waiting for the president to come out and say something about egypt and they're all wondering one thing. will the president finally say that what's happened in egypt was a coup? >> well, you know, it's unclear whether the president will go that far. the white house is saying a determination was made that it should not be called a coup in the interest of the united states. but as you pointed out, he will be hearing from the president for the first time on this issue. the white house saying that the president will make a statement to the pool cameras at 10:15. now, that will be tape, it will not be live. a few minutes after that before we get a chance to see that videotape to hear exactly what the remarks are from the president. so far the face on this story for the administration has been secretary of state john kerry. yesterday, he held a briefing with reporters. that's when he condemned the violence in egypt. talked about the need for restraint for the egyptian interim gover
's chief foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz tells us what is happening right now. >> reporter: today a u.s. navy reconnaissance plane circled yemen's capital, scouring the streets and alley ways below searching for terrorist operatives behind a plan u.s. intelligence believes involves a strike on the u.s. embassy or other western targets with explosive trucks. craig, a freelance journalist in the city described the eyes in the sky. >> it was buzzing for at least five hours. then there was a break for an hour or two and then it was back again. >> reporter: taking no chances, the u.s. air force air lifted almost all of the u.s. personal out to safety, leaving only the most essential personal behind. tonight we know this is the man behind the plot, a hardened al qaeda leader determined to strike beyond the borders of yemen to the american homeland. he was behind the underwear bombing plot to bring down a u.s. aircraft. he just might get help from a large number of maximum security prisoners, many of them al qaeda, who have been busted out of jail in recent weeks with the help of
and train stations across the country. our coverage begins with abc's global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz. >> reporter: the messages intercepted from al qaeda in the yemen are chilling. a senior u.s. official telling abc news, known terrorists are planning a major attack, which may mean multiple targets aimed at western or u.s. interests. the official saying the intercepts reveal terrorists talking about an attack that is, quote, going to be big and strategically significant. officials said the u.s. believes al qaeda operatives have been selected and are already in place in yemen and possibly additional countries, as well. on abc's "this week," house intelligence committee member dutch ruppersberger told me americans need to take this threat seriously. >> there's operatives that are in place, because we've received information that high level people from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula are talking about a major attack. >> reporter: at the white house, the president called together his entire national security staff for an hours-long meeting saturday to coordinate the latest inte
including our own martha teichner. you are the one >> reporter: it was a number-one hit for music mega star michael bolton in 1993. that was then. ♪ i said i loved you but i lied ♪ >> reporter: this is now. ♪ this is not how i feel inside ♪ >> reporter: a visit with michael bolton ahead this sunday morning. ♪ said i loved you but... >> osgood: we have a meltdown to tell you about this morning reported by bill geist. >> reporter: not since the beatles and bieber have we seen such frenzied fans. what's driving them wild? you'll be shocked to learn that it's grilled cheese mania ahead on sunday morning. >> osgood: mo rocca shows us the larger than life art work of june kaneco. anthony mason talks to an author who ready for her close-up. steve hartman will prove a picture is worth a thousand words and more. but first the headlines for this sunday morning, the 11th of august, 2013. police in idaho say the man suspected of abducting 16-year-old hannah anderson has been killed and that the girl is safe. federal agents joined state police searching for anderson and james lee dimaggio
in the united states of america but if martha ryan gets her way that's going to end. have a listen to this. >> years ago my daughter and i were homeless. my main priority was to get high. then i got pregnant again, and i was like what am i doing. i need to change. >> i have never met a woman who wanted to hurt herr unborn baby but i met a lot of women that did not want to do the right thing. the common denominator is poverty. poverty is an accident of birth. pregnancy is a wonderful window of opportunity. a mother can turn her life around. my name is martha ryan and i help expecting mothers many break the cycle of poverty for good. you can't just be saved. you have to do the work yourself. i learned early on that prenatal care was not enough. >> we need a place to stay as soon as possible. >> we'll help you with housing as well. >> these women needed help with complex issues and now we serve the entire family. s >> thank you so much. >> given opportunities nothing stops them. >> getting over my addiction wasn't the hardest part. >> i love you. >> getting my kids stable. finding my confiden
being warned to be vigilant. possibility of danger. martha has the story. >> the worldwide warning is alarming and unusually broad. it covers travel for americans be. and caution travelers to be especially wary of tourist site and public transportation. also unusual. the warning will stay in effect until the end of august. terrorist bulletin says may use a variety of means and weapon and target official and private interest. we spoke today exclusively to the chairman of the jont chiefs for abc this week. >> it is al qaeda affiliated threat yes. so it is of the al qaeda branch. >> the threat to blow up embassy cons lieutenant or something else. >> that part is unspecified but the intent seems clear. >> in the intent is to what. >> intent is to the attack western not just u.s. ents. >> senior u.s. official telling abc news that this is an active plot. coming from yemen where the so-called underwear bomber got his training. where radical american mostly clear ick directed terrorist attack until he was killed in a drone streak two years ago. but there is a new boss now. now t
together and meeting, the president is on vacation now. he's in phargt that is vineyard -- in martha's vineyard and playing golf. he has been playing with a group of gentleman, one the comcast c.e.o. after that the obamas went over for dinner. >>brian: he played with the president of the world bank. brian roberts is the c.e.o. of comcast which owns nbc universal. evidently he had to wait, the president, for brian roberts to show up. many people said wouldn't this be an opportunity to spend the day with a donor of a broadcast corporation which is very supportive of him. >>peter: i think the president is hanging with some of his solid political buddies. yes, mr. roberts is a contributor. other folks at comcast are bundlers putting together millions of dollars for the president. the president also spent time with an npr host. he's seeing a lot of folks that stand up for him on a daily basis in the martha's vineyard area. >>brian: let's talk about obamacare because that is what is still on everybody's mind. everybody is talking about obamacare and a lot of people bringing up a-rod as an
for egypt. >> so the president breaks a vacation, makes an address from martha's vineyard on thursday. talk about what he said. are we doing the right thing? are we doing enough? >> i would have called it a coup six weeks ago. in terms of democracy in the middle east has been -- that credibility has been lost. that said, the united states is going to have influence only on the margins. perhaps it can draw boundaries around which the military has to operate. by not calling it a coup, we signal we're going to learn with whatever ultimately emerges in terms of a new government in egypt. >> p.j., if we were to label this a coup, that would mean we would have to stop funding any sort of military aid, any sort of humanitarian aid support to egypt. is that true? >> well, it is true. that's why the administration has largely decided they're not going to decide. and barring some sort of horrific -- >> what is that getting us right now? the money that we are supplying to egypt, what is that doing for the united states's interests there? >> well, the united states looks at the egyptian military as the
service, tens ofnds thousands of tax dollars per day. an eight-day martha's vineyard extravaganza, while millions can't find a job and a record number of americans need food stamps to survive. priceless. leadership. all things america expects from our commander in chief. have a great weekend. if you're on martha's vineyard this weekend, you bump into president obama, tell him wevine said hello. i'll see you on "the five." >>> hello. i'm kimberly guilfoyle and the gang. it's 5:00 o'clock in new york city and this is "the five". >> moments ago, to wrapped up his first solo news conference since april 30. he touched on a number of topics, including the nsa, surveillance, privacy, snowden, putin, drone strikes, obamacare, republican shutting down the government, benghazi, the next bed chair, immigration, and the olympics. here are some highlights. >> i wanted to ask you about your evolution on the surveillance issues. why should the public trust you on this issue? >> where we can prevent a terrorist attack, where we can get information ahead of time that we're able to carry out that critical
one. they are on their way to martha's vineyard where they will vacation for the next week. the president made one final stop in orlando this afternoon to speak at the disabled veterans national convention. >> at every generation there are americans like you who stand beside her and guide her and protect her. we need to make sure we've got the resources, the budget s our veterans deserve. >> the orlando event comes on the heels of yesterday's wide-ranging news conference at the white house. the president unveiled the series of proposals aimed at restoring public confidence in the government's secret surveillance programs. plan that the president said was in the works before edward snowden leaked secret nsa documents to the press. >> there's no doubt that mr. snowden's leaks triggered a much more rapid and passionate response. i actually think we would have gotten to the same place and we would have done so without putting at risk our national security. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at martha's vineyard where the president is expected to arrive shortly. kristen, good to se
global affairs correspondent martha raddatz joins us now with more from washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. this morning, the u.s. intelligence community is doing everything possible to try and find out exactly what the target is, but the state department is not taking any chances. shutting down embassies across the muslim world. the concern is so great, the threat so specific, that some of america's biggest and most important embassies in the world are closing their doors. from egypt, to iraq, kuwait, bahrain, and afghanistan. every embassy and consulate in muslim countries will be closed on sunday. a senior u.s. official telling abc news, there is a specific threat, a concerted effort against a u.s. embassy or consulate. we just don't know what the specific target is. another u.s. official adding, there could be other targets, not just embassies. we just aren't sure. not since the first anniversary of 9/11 has there been a mass closing of embassies, due to an intelligence threat. >> the department has been apprised of information that out of an abundance
this hour about the crisis. major garrett is on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. we expect that announcement from president obama in about 15 minutes. every indication is the president will condemn the violence in strong terms. and also take one more step we believe, to register his displeasure with egypt's military rulers. aides tell us the president is reviewing options to register his displeasure and try to get egypt's attention for good. up till the last moment the united states urged the egyptian military to avoid bloodshed and was ignored. with president obama golfing during his vacation it was left to secretary of state john kerry to express outrage and plead, again, for political compromise. >> egyptians inside and outside of the government need to take a step back. they need to calm the situation. and avoid further loss of life. violence is simply not a solution in egypt or in anywhere else. violence will not create a road map for egypt's future. >> reporter: the turmoil in egypt starkly illustrates the limits of u.s. power.
, perhaps the president will get relaxation on martha's vineyard for the break he's on. thank you for breaking it down. >> disturbing new testimony in the fort hood shooting marshal case. forepzic pathologist taking the sign talking about what they saw four years ago. the army major nidal hasan opened fire on his comraides. >> the prosecution case is winding down. ten or so witnesses left to testify. it is all about the autopsies. horrific, horrific information about what the victims went through. forepzic pathologist talking about how specialist frederick green, a 29-year-old from tennessee was shot 12 times on that day in november of 2009 and 1 doctor telling the court how another victim was shot after he had already died. following this portion of the court martial will move in hearing of hasan's former classmates and finally the police officers who shot the gunman and brought the attack to an end. the prosecution should rest monday or tuesday of next week. we move in closing arguments and the soonest a verdict could be reach is on wednesday that according to fort hood public a
obama is going next week to martha's vineyard and the house and senate take the recess. many are going to do constituent work, but in terms of prioritizing, they have done a lousy job with the finances and all going away without doing their jobs first? >> i agree with you. if you recall four years ago, we were going through a very similar thing with this whole health care situation and they went home. the american public rose up. >> you have awakened the sleeping giant. >> this is not a federal government issue. this is a people issue. >> stay out of my business. stay out of my health care! >> the whole bill needs to be started over and concentrate on those things that are not going to cost anything. >> in term of the president's activi activities, his calendar is still coming together for that month. >> sooner or later, it will stop. it really well. if they went away for three or four years and took the president with them, i think i might like that. >> we have a president who, to this day, after 4 1/2 years still isn't accountable, still isn't responsible is still on the campaign tra
's kristin welker in martha's vineyard, nbc's michelle kosinski in cairo. i want to get a sense how closely we know the president is following this back and forth over the plan he introduced on friday. already we noted senior republicans are criticizing him, warning his plan could account an actually slow anti-terrorism efforts. >> as you mentioned, this is a working vacation. his national security adviser susan rice is here with him on martha's vineyard. he's getting briefed regularly on a whole host of topics. including, you would have to assume, the ongoing debate about his government surveillance programs. as you point out, republicans -- they really went after the president, arguing that he hasn't done a good job of explaining the program. that is why there are these problems really getting the public on board, and will worry that ultimately it is sort of draining and limiting his ability and the government's ability to fight terrorism. so that is what republicans have been saying. democrats, he's getting some criticism from them as well. some democrats essentially saying that they sti
. while vacationing on martha's vineyard, president obama couldn't escape a moment of frustration on the golf course. back in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan. >> he has failed to explain the programs which are lawful, which have saved lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa, said that added oversight could -- >> you need to be careful how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post cold war low. president obama has canceled a meeting with russian president vladimir putin, originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority. that's the way to treat mr. putin. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son, who he is preparing to visit in russia, after recently securing the papers he needs to travel. some analysts argue that the president shouldn't be tougher on russia but should
.s. gives acypt each year. ne vacation in martha's vineyard, mr. obama had this to say. >> we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights insential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial cw, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual righ freedom or that might makes right. and today, the united states extends its condolences to the families of those who were killed and those who were wounded. >> pelley: what is at stake? we're bringing in juan zarate, an advisor in the george w. bush administration. he's now our senior national security analyst. and major garrett, our senior white house correspondent. major, what did the an administration do to try to head did thef? >> scott, behind the scenes, the ceministration proposed at least two diplomatic options, and it sent deputy secretary of state bill burns to cairo to deliver of staand asked republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham to back them up. one called for morsi to return se power briefly, resign, and up
for your time. >> thank you. >> up next, tower of power's big performance. first let's check in with martha with what's coming up at the top of the hour. >> coming up this morning, we have breaking news on the nsa story and the thousands of mistakes they made. they claim it's not what many are assuming it is but what is next in this story? and the muslim brotherhood calls for a friday of anger in egypt. the president says he do not condone this crackdown. so what is going to happen next there? bill and i will see you at the top of the hour. [ female announcer ] made just a little sweeter... because all these whole grains aren't healthy unless you actually eat them ♪ multigrain cheerios. also available in delicious peanut butter. healthy never tasted so sweet. the beach on your tv is much closer than it appears. dive into labor day with up to 50% off hotels at travelocity. brown: on my third day as principal, i met with the state. students had fallen behind, and morale was low. my first job was getting everyone to believe... that we could turn this around. i needed my staff to see what was
in martha's vineyard showing frustration after missing a putt. edward snowden's father appeared on a talk show taking aim at the president and a congressman who labeled his son as a traitor. >> my son spoke the truth. he sacrificed more than the president or peter king has ever in their political lives. >> reporter: he was talking about the prevacation news conference. the younger snowden's actions created good. >> i don't think he was a patriot. he's been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: snowden's father will travel to russia to help his son fight the charges. >> we have a date, which we won't disclose. >> reporter: it's the frenzy that snowden claims it will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if the justice system is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: dan lothian, cnn, martha's vineyard. >>> in egypt, the latest move to kick morsi out of camps is on hold. police were preparing to block access to camps. this is an attempt to cut off supplies like food and water. they spent the weekend building rein
surveillance of u.s. citizens. wendell goler is live in martha's vineyard where the president is on vacation. wendell. >> reporter: greg, so far, the white house is referring questions to the national security agency which says it sometimes makes mistakes but there are a small percentage of phone calls and e-mails the agency tracks. washington reporter broke the story based on 2012 internal nsa audit leaked to him by edward snowden who was granted asylum in russia. not all the improper information collection is a mistake. >> they're accidental but a lot of people are being found to not be exercising due diligence, some knowingly violating standard operating procedures and in a few cases, serious violations of law. >> the audit also indicates the nsa decided not tell its oversight staff about some mista mistaken data collection and members of this congressional oversight committees get much less detail than was contained in the leaked audit. california i diane fin dianne fs they should do more and verify tha nsa's operations are appropriate. patrick leahe promised they will hold hearings in r
budget battles with republicans. he already made several trips prior to his vacation here in martha's vineyard talking about housing, decreasing corporate tax rates, ways to invest in infrastructure projects. this trip next week will be part of that larger series trying to bet the upper hand and undoubtedly more contentious debates and budget battles coming up. >> that dolphins meeting, four decades in the making. i want to ask you at the rnc chairman he's talking fresh off of his organize's meeting. what is he saying today? >> reporter: he's defending his party basically against sort of these allegations that there's so much infighting and that the party is divided right now. he made the argument that at this summit they had a robust debate, that they emerged from this summit energized. here's a little bit of what he had to say earlier today. >> healthy family debate is not a bad thing at all and i really believe that. i don't think at a time when we just came off of a presidential election that having a party that is just dull and boring is something that is good for not just our
court ruling that overturned the defense of marriage act. >>> the fight over martha stewart coming to an end in a new york courtroom. retail giants macy's and jc penneys have been fighting for months over the exclusive sift of her merchandise. the judge is expected to rule as early as next week. >>> casey anthony officially owns her life story part of an agreement with her bankruptcy estate. how much is her life story worth? try $25,000. what still is not known now is while filing for bankruptcy, how she can scrape together $25,000. >>> the new york yankees, alex rodriguez, getting ready to take the field tonight in new jersey for a minor league team, part of his rehab but major league baseball could bench him instead, possibly for good and it could come as early as today for his connection to performance enhancing drugs. rachel has more. >> reporter: alex rodriguez is in the middle of a delicate dance with major league baseball. as the yankee third baseman's career hangs in the balance, baseball fans are left waiting and waiting and waiting. so what's the holdup? baseball is givin
a million dollars in travel expenses. one of the trips costing 95,000 dollars to martha's vineyard. 200,000 dollars to give commencement speeches at 3 ivy league schools. it turns out he spent 113,000 for four trips. while in office just as we get liberal advocacy groups. most were made on board a jet which costs more than $50 million. >>> a 14-year-old utah boy found alive after surviving four-days alone in the woods. they are required to hand over their shoes as a way to encourage them from running away. this child was barefooted. >> all americans are being urged to leave yemen immediately. that according to the state department which is also moving all nonessential personnel out of that country. this as we learn more about what prompt this had terror threat. doug luzader is live in washington this morning. >> while the u.s. facilities in all of these countries will remain closed today there is a special focus in yemen where the state department is telling u.s. citizens to get out. now the embassy in yemen was already closed. they are declaring nonemergency u.s. personnel to leave the
on vacation as we mentioned. the president is about to head out to martha's vineyard. 48 percent think the president does not deserve a vacation. 82 percent think congress doesn't deserve a summer break. >> seems congress is always on vacation. >> doug luzader thank you very much. >> extreme hov vok across the country. check out this incredible video. you can see clearly a tornado touching down in wayne county ohio. it was only on the ground for 30 seconds. that was long enough for powerful winds to rip a roof right off a home and knock down several huge trees. no one was seriously hurt. >> other wild weather heavy thunderstorms saturating a whole big part of mississippi. major flooding caused roadways to close and causing widespread damage as well. maria molina joins us with a look at that. >> we are talking about parts of kansas and missouri even arkansas. just in the past few days some of these areas have seen as much as a foot of rain. that has really saturated the ground. we are still talking more rain today, tomorrow and even the day after that. heavy rain and because you have al
. >> it is vacation time for congress and president obama who is in martha's vineyard. he spoke to the disabled veteran's national convention in orlando, florida. wendall goller and traveling with the president. what was the announcement in the convention >> they unveiled a action plan to improve diagnosis treatment of brain injuries. they are surviving injuries that would have killed them in the past and they are coming home with injuries that are unseen. one of the goal of the research is reducing suicide. and backlog of disability claims. >> after years when the backlog kept growing and finally the backlog is shrinking. it is done 20 percent and we are turning the tide and we are not going to let up until we eliminate the backlog once and for all. >> adding treatment for vietnam era exposure to agent orange and expanding treatment for post taumatic stress disorder and the backlog was more in march. >> i mentioned that the president is in the vineyard in massachusetts. what is happening with him and his family? the president hopes to get in golf and lighter reading. he and the girls will go o
's father is speaking out president obama hitting the golf course on vacation in martha's vineyard. things didn't go exactly well at least when they started out. he misses his first cut reaction picking his knee up hoping to get the ball to drop in. he eventually just doctorings that putt in. the president will be out there for a week. >> we are anxiously awaiting several huge economic reports due out this week. how will wall street fair? let's turn to lauren simonetti with that and all of your other top business stories. >> wall street could be in for another down week. it turns out investors aren't fed up with talking about the fed. and the likelihood that the nation central bank will taper the stimulus next month. more federal reserve members speak this week wall street is listening to them and watching you. did you spend money last month? earnings from huge retailers, macy's, nordstrom, wal-mart and others this week. some worried their second biggest shopping season the back to school season is off to a slow start. popular changes american eagle they have already warned about lower sal
his video, martha mccollum. we have special guests. >>gretchen: you like how he skirted past titus's dad? remember what brian did in that horrible -- i always defended you. he accidentally did the basketball in his face. the family was here with the video when you were on vacation and they played it and said the two-year-old is having nightmares about you. >>peter: there's a lot of issues in that family and it's laid out on youtube. >>brian: we'll see what kind of future he has after the incident. >>gretchen: a tornado touched down in new jersey, damaging several buildings. the twister cut a two mile path near the long beach island resort area. maria molina has been tracking the storm and people are wondering if the worst has passed. >> thankfully the worst has passed. good morning. good to see you, brian. welcome back. that storm system that is a cold from the bush -- push eastward did produce that tornado. confirmed tornado in ocean county, new jersey, with winds anywhere between 75 to 85 miles per hour. did produce damage, brought trees down and also damage to buildings. i belie
on the deteriorating situation from martha's vineyard earlier today. >> the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces.
intelligence. >>> kristen welker is in martha vineyards where president obama is vacationing. what are lawmakers saying to you about this latest threat? >> reporter: alex, good day to you. lawmakers seem to be on the same page. closing the 19 embassies was the right move because it pointed to the fact that al qaeda was planning either one large explosion or a series of explosions. here's a little bit more on that from congressman peter king. take a listen. >> the intelligence that i saw here was at least as powerful as anything i've seen since 9/11, probably the closest would be the liquid explosive plot out of london in 2006. but this was very credible. it was corroborated and spoke of a massive attack and to me was the right thing to do. >> now, alex, some republicans did use the closure of those 19 embassies to attack president obama's foreign policy center. john mccain making a point that the peninsula has gotten much stronger in recent years and also argue that it's an indication that president obama hasn't been strong enough in terms of combatting that growing presence and th
for a response. also no word from the president himself. still vacations on martha's vineyard. dan is there, good morning. >> reporter: the obama administration not only strongly condemning the violence but calling for restraint and calling for the interim government to respect the rights of the people there. josh earnest saying that the u.s. will continue to hold the egyptian government accountable for the promise they made to speed up the transition to a democratical democratically elected government. but what's missing in all of this is what then? we do know there have been a lot of conversations between u.s. egyptian officials. but still more than a billion dollars in aid continues to flow from the united states to egypt. the white house saying that that aid is under review. one other point is that the white house still will not call what happened in egypt a cue. officials saying it's been determined that it's not in the best interest of united states to do so. a lot of tough talk from the obama administration, but no concrete steps on what will happen next. in the meantime, the president con
. >>clayton: even in martha's vineyard last night he was at a fund-raiser at a big rich house. he does hollywood fund-raisers in 10,000 square foot homes and celebrities pour in money. some of these very same figures show up to these fund-raisers who he is talking about and bashing in his speech about youth. i also see his point that these kids today when they jump on twitter, you ask them an historical question, we've done pieces where we ask them american history and they don't know anything about it. >>gretchen: you can see this story from a couple of different points of view, but i think the essence of what he said is correct. i think our kids are growing up in a different kind of culture and maybe look up to people that maybe they shouldn't be looking up to and different values have gone by the wayside. my two cents. >>eric: but he still uses them for his own means. you've got to call him out. you can't have it both ways. either it's a bad idea, they're bad role models or they raise a lot of money and they need to embrace success. let us know what you think. >> incredible video sh
what is a working vacation in martha's vineyard to make the public statement that took place in the last 30 minutes. he is strongly condemning the crackdown of the egyptian military. more than 500 people already dead. insisting that the tra itiditio cooperation with not continue as usual when civilians are being killed. >> let me say that the egyptian people deserve better than what we have seen over the last several days. and to the egyptian people, let me say the cycle of violence and escalation needs to stop. we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully. >> in canceling the military exercises, he did not make any mention of cutting off about $1.5 billion in military and financial aid, but he dangled the idea of the possibility for further consequences. >> peter alexander in washington, thanks so much. >>> meanwhile in egypt, supports of deposed president mohamed morsi remain defiant. nbc's foreign correspondent richard engel has the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good mor
a week long vacation in martha's vineyard, a jammed agenda when he gets back to the white house. peter with the latest. good morning, peter. >> reporter: that's right. later this evening the president will return to the white house. on his last full day in martha's vineyard, that was yesterday, he played his fifth round of golf with larry david, creator of seinfeld and star of curb your enthusiasm. the first family spent time at the beach, riding bikes and dining out. there was some work, though, that needed to be done. from the end of the driveway in his vacation rental, the president addressed reporters this week about the deteriorating situation in egypt. he condemned the violence there and he canceled a planned joint military exercise with the egyptian military. but tomorrow it's back to work here in d.c. all day monday the only thing on the president's schedule so far are meetings at the white house. then on tuesday something a little different. the president is going to host the 1972 undefeated super bowl champion miami dolphins at the white house. it's going to be an event that
to martha's vineyard and playing golf. the american people know the expiration date is the end of september. you do your work first and then you play. instead, we'll have a big huge burn the midnight oil and this crazy scene at the end of september trying to solve it. >> i don't see a crazy scene at the end of september. unfortunately, we'll have a continuing resolution. we passed a a lot of appropriation bills in the house already. i think the debt limit is where you're going to see more negotiations occurring. we're not going to give the president a blank credit card. we're going to insist on real debt reduction and economic growth policies getting to the fiscal issues. we're not going to give him a naked debt limit increase that he's asking for. simply, we've got to address the drivers of our debt. >> let me talk to you about the war on poverty. something you mentioned today. we never hear a discussion about war on poverty. i have to congratulate you talking about it. poverty is a major problem in this country for so many americans. >> this is an issue i care a great deal about. i had a
. >> we should note the congresswoman at that town hall, alabama's martha roby didn't respond to the questioner but her office did issue a statement, "she wasn't there to endorse anyone's views but rather to listen. this is a group that was targeted for their political beliefs by the irs only to have the president call it a phony scandal. you bet they are frustrated about this administration." but professor, is it really necessary to describe the president as an american-hating despot? >> yeah, exactly. or to say he's foreign born. that's where the representative missed her opportunity to distinguish herself as a leader. because if you're a follower, then you'll just follow the folk off a cliff. if you're a leader you stand tall and say we know this president was born in this nation. that's been asked and answered and unfortunately and unnecessarily vetted over and over again. we've got to move beyond those attacks to address thei ivssuest hand. >> professor, this nation is thriving in many ways. 7 million jobs created in the last 40 months, the stock market at record highs. h
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